Famous Birthdays on 4th April

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188 Caracalla, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman emperor (198-217)

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 1492 Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
  • 1527 Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer
  • 1572 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
  • 1593 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
  • 1646 Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
  • 1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • 1688 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
  • 1716 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
  • 1718 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
  • 1731 Francisco Morera, composer
  • 1740 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer
  • 1752 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)
  • 1755 Vincenc Masek, composer
  • 1758 John Hoppner, portrait painter
  • 1758 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, born in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire (d. 1823)
  • 1762 Stephen Storace, composer
  • 1772 Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
  • 1785 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King)
  • 1786 John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
  • 1792 Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)
  • 1802 Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
  • 1804 Joseph Fischhof, composer
  • 1809 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
  • 1814 John Blair Smith Todd, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1872)
  • 1817 John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
  • 1819 Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
  • 1820 Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1821 Linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)
  • 1823 Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables)
  • 1823 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • 1826 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
  • 1828 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
  • 1831 Edward Cary Walthall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1832 Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)
  • 1836 Jerome Hopkins, composer
  • 1842 Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1843 Hans Richter, composer
  • 1846 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1846 Raoul Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics
  • 1853 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
  • 1858 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • 1866 George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)
  • 1870 George A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church
  • 1872 Nikolai Amani, composer
  • 1872 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer
  • 1875 Jozef Szulc, composer
  • 1875 Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
  • 1875 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1876 Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)
  • 1879 Gabriel Groulez, composer
  • 1881 Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
  • 1882 Mary Howe, composer
  • 1884 Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet
  • 1887 William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)
  • 1888 Tris Speaker, baseball great, hit more doubles than Pete Rose
  • 1888 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
  • 1892 Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)
  • 1892 Esther Howard, MT
  • 1895 Arthur Murray, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1895 Charlie Hallows, cricket batsman (Lancs played for England 1921-28)
  • 1896 Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
  • 1896 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • 1897 Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion)
  • 1898 Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • 1899 William Brann, cricketer (South African batsman v England 1922-23)
  • 1901 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1902 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • 1902 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • 1905 Eugene Bozza, composer
  • 1906 Bea Benaderet, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906 John Cameron Swayze, Wichita Ks, newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg) [NS]
  • 1907 Nathan M Pusey, Iowa, educator (Natl Ass for Social Sciences-1963)
  • 1908 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)
  • 1910 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
  • 1911 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time)
  • 1913 Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)
  • 1913 Rosemary Lane, Indianola IA, actress (4 Mothers, Harvest Melody)

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1913 Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1913 Jules Léger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Gustave Camus, Belgian painter
  • 1914 John Beith, British diplomat
  • 1914 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • 1915 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
  • 1915 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)
  • 1916 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched)
  • 1916 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
  • 1916 Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
  • 1918 Earl Jellicoe, chancellor (U of Southhampton)
  • 1919 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • 1920 Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
  • 1921 Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, S Afr minister of Administration
  • 1922 Elmer Bernstein, movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
  • 1923 Nancy Francy, director (Claire's Knee)
  • 1924 Christopher Prater, screen printer

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1924 Gil Hodges, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1924 Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • 1925 Elizabeth Wilson, Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Doc, East Side/West Side)
  • 1925 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer
  • 1925 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • 1925 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Cloris Leachman, actress (Phyllis, High Anxiety), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1927 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • 1928 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death)

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1928 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • 1928 Monty Norman, composer/writer
  • 1929 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • 1930 David Sexton, soccer manager
  • 1931 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
  • 1931 Harold L Volkmer, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • 1931 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
  • 1932 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)

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1932 Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho, Fear Strikes Out, Pretty Poison), born in NYC, New York

  • 1932 Bapu Nadkarni, cricketer (economical Indian slow left-armer 1956-68)
  • 1932 Richard G Lugar, (Sen-R-IN, 1977- )
  • 1932 Clive Davis, American record producer
  • 1932 Estelle Harris, American actress
  • 1933 Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
  • 1933 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • 1933 Seoirse Bodley, composer
  • 1933 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Dorothy Lousie Grenfell Williams, broadcaster
  • 1935 Easton Dudley Ashton St John McMorris, cricketer (WI batsman of 60's)
  • 1935 Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
  • 1935 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • 1935 Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
  • 1936 Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers)
  • 1937 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • 1937 J Hans van den Doel, economist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1938 A Bartlett Giamatti, pres of Yale/baseball commish (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938 Michael Parks, Corona California, actor (Then Came Bronson)
  • 1938 Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
  • 1939 Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • 1939 JoAnne Carner, Kirkland WA, LPGA golfer (1976 US Women's Open)
  • 1939 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1939 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, London), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Robby Mueller, cinematographer (Breaking the Waves, Dead Man, Korczak)
  • 1940 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Richard Attwood, British racing driver
  • 1940 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
  • 1941 Bill Tarmey, Ardwick, Manchester, actor (Coronation Street), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
  • 1942 Kris Jensen, rocker
  • 1943 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • 1944 David Melville, professor/director (Middlesex Polytechnic)
  • 1944 Lawrence A Hough, US, rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
  • 1944 Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
  • 1944 Craig T. Nelson, Spokane, Wash, actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach)
  • 1945 Bryan Andrews, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer, toured Australia 1973-74)
  • 1945 Caroline McWilliams, actress (Sally-Soap, Marcy-Benson), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1945 Walter Charles, East Strousberg PA, actor (Fletch Lives, Weeds)
  • 1946 Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
  • 1947 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
  • 1947 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • 1947 Wiranto, Indonesian general
  • 1948 Berry Oakley, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • 1948 Dan Simmons, American writer
  • 1948 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1949 Larry Lingle, rocker
  • 1949 Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
  • 1950 Christine Lahti, actress (Harvey Korman Show, Swing Shift), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1951 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • 1952 Dave Hill, England, rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You)
  • 1952 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)
  • 1952 Rosemarie Ackermann, German DR, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
  • 1953 Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
  • 1954 Julie Carmen, Mount Vernon NY, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out)
  • 1955 Mick Mars, rocker
  • 1956 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • 1956 Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
  • 1956 Tom Herr, American baseball player
  • 1956 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
  • 1957 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid)
  • 1957 Paul Downton, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's)
  • 1957 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
  • 1957 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
  • 1957 Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
  • 1957 Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
  • 1958 Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • 1958 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • 1958 John Wesley Jones, Lawton Ok, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1958 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1960 Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
  • 1960 Jane Eaglin, English soprano
  • 1960 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
  • 1961 Matt Cole, Stratford Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Space Coast)
  • 1962 Ava Fabian, Brewster NY, playmate (Aug, 1986)/actress (Cafe Nostra)
  • 1962 Sherrin Smyers, Newcastle Aust, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • 1962 Tina Tombs, LPGA golfer (1990 Jamie Farr Toledo), born in Montreal, Quebec